I would say they are quite fleeing and wanted to get away from usa because of 45, because he brought fear to these people and they are worrying about their safety. I don’t think this is silly, this is real and dangerous that people are afraid of. lot of international students I know of are worrying about not being able to come back to school after visiting their parents, even though they came here legally, it is the fear that 45 made up that is dangerous.
There is or are loopholes that can give them a chance to stay in Canada if they try to illegally cross into from US. lol. crazy laws can allow that. doesn’t work on all cases because most immigrants have different status. :(